Last Republican Debate: succinct enumeration of “Republicanism”

by Skip November 12, 2015

Yes, the split between the “We can govern Big Government better than the Democrats” Republicans versus those that actually believe in “Smaller Government” and are willing to work for it.  Jeffrey Lord at Conservative Review has some bon mots on who is in which camp and why the former is as deadly as the Democrats […]

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Yeah, Romney’s really thinking “That damned internet thingy”

by Skip October 21, 2015

MITT ROMNEY: DEMISE OF LEGACY MEDIA EMPOWERING CONSERVATIVE ‘INSURGENTS,’ PREVENTING MORE ‘COLLABORATIVE ACTION’ Ugh…this post about Romney, divisiveness, Democrats, media, and Paul Ryan is wrong on so many levels….but that’s why I pay myself the big cents to wade through this slosh. Emphasis mine, reformatted: Failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney lamented that the demise […]

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Speaking of the national debt, how about Kelly Ayotte and that End Government Shutdowns Act?

by Skip October 21, 2015

Yep, National Debt Ceiling time again and we’ve seen this movie already.  Kelly Ayotte has a new bill (2/15) and Kim had a post on it here; US Senate sponsors are: “Mr. Portman (for himself, Ms. Ayotte, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Lee, Mr. Rubio, and Mr. Toomey)”.  By setting […]

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I blame the Republicans for allowing the US Constitution to be so abused

by Skip September 22, 2015

And Kelly Ayotte voted for the deal that greased this idea’s skids?? Can we ever make it back to a time where the Constitution is not just given lip service but actually followed in every jot and tittle? To think that the Senate would ever cede its power and responsibility in such a way. If […]

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Blogging and Livestreaming: NHCCS Constitution Day

by Skip September 19, 2015

Today we’re at the National Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies‘ “Constitution Day” at Sheraton Harbor Side Hotel in Portsmouth, NH.  We’ll be livestreaming the event, talking with others, and recording what we can.  Newer posts after this one. Livestream – 4:00pm Today!  Interviews at random Live streaming video by Ustream

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NH State Senator David Pierce – constitutionally illiterate?

by Skip September 19, 2015

Try reading the ACTUAL words sometimes, lawyer boy.  No interpretation, no mounds of moldy court cases (like when “enhancing” code, they diminish the excellence of the original elegant). (H/T: Susan)

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Notable Quote – Professor Randy Barnett

by Skip September 17, 2015

[T]he paramount issue of constitutional legitimacy is whether the commands, not of the Constitution itself, but of government officials rendered pursuant to constitutional authority, are binding in conscience on us.  The answer to this question will depend on the quality of the lawmaking and enforcement process that the Constitution establishes.  One of these qualities is […]

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Why We’re Losing Liberty

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2015
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This could draw a troll or two out from under their bridge. Prager U

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Read the First Amendment much, Democrats?

by Skip September 6, 2015

Freedom of Speech, Right of conscious – two pillars of American Exceptionalism that ideas matter and that the Federal Government was PROHIBITED from restricting individuals from their God given and natural law rights.  Yet, it looks like the Democrats in California have both forgotten that little aspect and are all too willing to trample it […]

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Data Point – Have the Left and the gay militants overplayed their hands?

by Skip July 23, 2015

From The Corner: Within the past couple weeks, three separate national polls have been conducted on the issue of same-sex marriage. Interestingly, each of these three polls shows a decline in support for it. Both Ipsos/Reuters and Gallupconducted polls in early July — just days after the Supreme Court handed its ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. Both polls found a […]

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GrokTALK! – Limiting Principles? What Limiting Principles?

by Steve MacDonald July 22, 2015
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We continue with Mike Farris, on the political abandonment of the limiting principles of the constitution. How we got here. How we get back. Then it’s on to the Iran treaty and how 4 presidential candidates (from the US Senate) violated the constitution when they voted to change the rules for ratifying treaties. Listen to […]

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Ending Religious Liberty

by Steve MacDonald July 21, 2015
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Constitutional appellate litigator Mike Farris joins us to discuss the US Supreme Court’s Same Sex Marriage ruling, and how it is an attack on self government, and individual rights. We also discuss the constitution’s binding role, the next layer of law that must follow this ruling, and how it must infringe on religious freedom. Listen […]

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GrokSHOT! Mike Farris – Religious Liberty

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2015
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The Freedom of worship is not what this country was founded on. It was the free exercise of religion. It was the right to bring your religion in to the public square and stand up, …religious people have the right to stand up and say what they want to say based on their religious beliefs […]

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GrokTALK! July 18th, 2015- the Video

by Skip July 18, 2015

Lots of video to put up today – not just the show (below) but our recording of Donald Trump’s rally at the Weirs in Laconia, NH this past Thursday AND as much of the video from last Saturday’s CNHT Picnic (or as we call it, Old Home Day for NH Conservatives). GrokTALK! today: Segment 1: […]

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Sorry Ian Underwood – SCOTUS just declared that words no longer have meanings

by Skip June 25, 2015

ScotusCare: The Judge has a few choice words. Ambiguous.  Steve put up one of Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s words of dissent from today’s King vs Burwell decision – I agree.  Former judge Napolitano, a strict Constitutionalist who, due to his attitude and oratory is a favorite speaker on the conservative trail (I have heard him […]

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Based On Governor Hassan’s Veto of HB122…

by Steve MacDonald June 5, 2015
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…These could completely transform America back into a Constitutional Republic because the kids just wont be able to keep their hands off of them.  

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The Benefits of its Restrictions on the Government Outweigh the Costs.

by Steve MacDonald May 23, 2015
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UNITED STATES v. STEVENS April 2010 Since its enactment, the First Amendment has permitted restrictions on a few historic categories of speech–including obscenity, defamation, fraud, incitement, and speech integral to criminal conduct–that “have never been thought to raise any Constitutional problem,” Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, 315 U. S. 568, 572. …But the First Amendment’s free speech […]

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BlogObservation of the Day – the intentions of Obama?

by Skip May 4, 2015

Emphasis mine: Elizabeth Price Foley wonders whether Obama is actually going to create his “national” police force in contravention of Congress and the Constitution. Then again, we already know Obama has no regard for the Constitution and never has. I figure if he succeeds in creating his own Geheim Staatz Polizei that the Obamajugend won’t […]

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Here are those Republican faces that voted against SB116 “Constitutional Carry”

by Skip April 29, 2015

Yep, she’s one – top row second from the Left: NH State Rep. Debra DeSimone (R): “The Constitution is a guideline” And obviously, a guideline that was disregarded.  And Harold, I am very disappointed in you.  And yes, Spanos is from my county (good grief!). Previous posts on today’s SB116 news here and here.  (H/T: […]

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603 Alliance – Congressman Steve King

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2015
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Congressman Steve King (R- Iowa) speaks at the 603 Alliance Grassroots Summit about restoring American exceptionalism, defending the constitution, respect for the rule of law, the need to defeat radical Islam, and more… Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, or Stitcher.

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Dr. Betsy McCaughey and Jack Kimball

by Skip April 21, 2015

Phew!  I’m still not through processing the videos from Sunday’s 603 Alliance Grassroot Summit but I’ve done enough to start posting them up.  Pretty much all day, too, without running out!  The first speaker was nationally known (and ‘Grok fave) Dr. Betsy McCaughey, Constitutional scholar and Obamacare expert and was followed by Jack Kimball (former […]

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Thoughts on Hillary’s Loft Pronouncements in Iowa today

by Skip April 14, 2015

(Image H/T: Powerline)   Yes, lots of ridicule is being made of her “new and fun” logo (as N.A.F. is what the campaign’s marketing is trying make of a 68 year old coattailer that’s been in politics for 20 years without a singular achievement to point to other than flying 1,000,000 at taxpayer expense while Secretary […]

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GrokTV Event: US Senator Ted Cruz – Questions 5 & 6

by Skip March 21, 2015

From last week’s Ted Cruz event comes a couple of more questions from the audience: Question 5 – From former NH GOP Chair Jack Kimball: “will you push MORE against Obama’s Constitutional Lawlessness? Question 6 – From a teacher:  what would you do about Common Core?    Previous videos:

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GrokTALK! Interview with Senator Ted Cruz

by Steve MacDonald March 19, 2015
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This is the interview Senator Ted Cruz called “..the most substantive, serious conversation I’ve had in terms of a discussion of the issues,”  and he went on to “complement the degree of depth we got into on constitutional issues.” Here’s the interview.  Listen to the entire broadcast here Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and […]

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Liberty Forum part VII – Alvin and the Constitution

by Steve MacDonald March 17, 2015
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Alvin C, who donated to the cause so we could buy a new headset for the program,  joins us for a conversation about the rule of Law and the constitution as the highest law.  We also touch on keeping your oath, King v. Burwell, and why words need to mean something.   Follow us on […]

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Joe Biden – Guns and Rights or Something

by Steve MacDonald March 17, 2015
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This is two years old but still relevant. The Low Information voter’s Ambassador to America, Joe Biden, has a few “facts” to share with us about guns, and rights, and gun owners, and constitutional rights, and stuff. (1m 9s) H/T Roland Six – c/o Facebook

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by Skip March 9, 2015

Instead of Government limiting itself according to the Constitution, it always seems to want to be limiting us instead. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Headline is good – the reason is better.

by Skip February 27, 2015

Kansas Senate Votes to Eliminate Concealed Carry Licensing Requirement “Today we must vote, and when in doubt, I believe that if we err, we ought to do so on the side of freedom and the continued protection of our most basic constitutional rights,” – Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle Gosh, would it be that ALL politicians […]

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Actually, Senator Lindsey Graham, the GOP will be blamed for something else!

by Skip February 24, 2015

LINDSEY GRAHAM BELIEVES GOP WILL GET BLAMED FOR DEFUNDING HOMELAND SECURITY Moderate Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) mantra, believes Republicans will be blamed if the Department of Homeland Security is not funded over objections to President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty…On This Week, Graham called for Congress to pass an unencumbered Homeland Security bill so […]

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Fear Mongers: Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Laconia Fire Chief Kenneth Erickson, & PFoNH Prez David Lang

by Skip February 8, 2015

From the UL (reformatted, emphasis mine) comes this news from the Federal Govenrment’s Ambassador to NH Shaheen in dragooning two other Government employees into saying “ONLY GOVERNMENT CAN SAVE US ALL!”.  Translation: All hail the Sacred Government! The showdown over Homeland Security funding could affect first responders, right down to local firefighters, U.S. Sen. Jeanne […]

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